The London 10 Mile

The new London 10 mile race is in Richmond Park on  June 4 2017 on a car-free day. It’s not flat. That’s 16km of fun in prep for your marathon or HIM/IM. It is significantly harder than 10km for most people, especially if you are relatively new to running. A good challenge. June should be…

Parkrun for the open water

Important swim news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FYI: The band is only £10. I guess the success will depend on the number of venues and whether or not race times clash with general open sessions. —-reproduced from triathlonbusiness.com   Modelling on the hugely successful Parkrun format of free 5K run events across the UK, NOWCA, the UK’s National Open…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different. With the new gps algorithm, with GLONASS enabled, and with firmware v1.6.14, I re-did my standard GPS test for the Spartan Ultra and the Spartan Sport I followed this methodology and this precise, standard route: http://the5krunner.com/courses/test-route-for-gps-devices/. That link also has all the source files there…

Suunto Spartan Ultra - Clever Little Magnetic Charging Thingy

Suunto SPARTAN gets GLONASS – so what?

Today’s new firmware for the SPARTAN is annoying as I now have to re-do a GPS test I did last week 🙂 although hopefully this line from the Suunto update notes “This update also brings a new GPS firmware to improve general tracking accuracy” suggests that the test might be worth re-doing and will find increased…